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Old 12-08-2011, 15:14   #16
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

I recommend one of these:



I put it on and then sit in the pilot house and use my radar and chart plotter to see where I am and where I'm going, while adjusting course by barely touching the joystick on autopilot remote

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Old 12-08-2011, 16:14   #17
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That looks like a recoil start rope on it's nose.......it it self propelled ???
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Old 12-08-2011, 16:40   #18
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

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I use a grinders full face helmet. Its clear plastic and doesnt fog up plus you can look down and see instruments, you can tilt the screen up a bit; acousticly singing in a storm sounds better than you've ever heard yourself!

Wow you actually have one of these on your boat. I find that strangely hysterical.

A pilot house goes a long way in a storm, they have them on ships
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Old 12-08-2011, 17:09   #19
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we just went for it--no eye covering--blinked a lot......wanted windshield wipers for the specs, tho.....
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Old 12-08-2011, 17:29   #20
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Here's another good option; initially invented for snow storms but said to be very effective for rain too:

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Old 12-08-2011, 17:34   #21
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jedi--they look like cone heads on the side.....could be interesting in public..
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Old 12-08-2011, 17:35   #22
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

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Wow you actually have one of these on your boat. I find that strangely hysterical.

A pilot house goes a long way in a storm, they have them on ships
Of course I have one. However I don't get to use it much at all because this boat is a dry boat. I learned to use one when I was racing off shore on a wet boat. How wet? The cockpit would be a suffering deluge on a fine day before we left the marina! Thats how wet.

As for your Pilot House.... I think I'm gunna puke. Thats a place for Grey Beards to play scrabble only using nautical terms of the late 1700's, twittering on the triple word score for Avast and getting grumpy when a word is not accepted like: PollyStopShittingOnMyShoulder.

I shall remain in the elements protected by a grinders helmet and my songs, and in really gross weather, my umbrella.





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Old 12-08-2011, 17:57   #23
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

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acousticly singing in a storm sounds better than you've ever heard yourself!
Mark,

You're crazy! I like it! Ha!
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Old 13-08-2011, 21:50   #24
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

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Of course I have one. However I don't get to use it much at all because this boat is a dry boat. I learned to use one when I was racing off shore on a wet boat. How wet? The cockpit would be a suffering deluge on a fine day before we left the marina! Thats how wet.

As for your Pilot House.... I think I'm gunna puke. Thats a place for Grey Beards to play scrabble only using nautical terms of the late 1700's, twittering on the triple word score for Avast and getting grumpy when a word is not accepted like: PollyStopShittingOnMyShoulder.

I shall remain in the elements protected by a grinders helmet and my songs, and in really gross weather, my umbrella.




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Of course I have one. However I don't get to use it much at all because this boat is a dry boat. I learned to use one when I was racing off shore on a wet boat. How wet? The cockpit would be a suffering deluge on a fine day before we left the marina! Thats how wet.

As for your Pilot House.... I think I'm gunna puke. Thats a place for Grey Beards to play scrabble only using nautical terms of the late 1700's, twittering on the triple word score for Avast and getting grumpy when a word is not accepted like: PollyStopShittingOnMyShoulder.

I shall remain in the elements protected by a grinders helmet and my songs, and in really gross weather, my umbrella.





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I knew this was you Mark!

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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

After a similar experience*, I used cheap swim goggles. One (of several) pair was always hanging on my gear shift lever. Less meddlesome than a full mask, etc.

* The rain was so (wind) driven, that it actually felt like hail on my bare arms & legs; and was impossible to face into, for man than a very few seconds.
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Female with Large Pilot House Yacht Wanted

Please post typical Scrabble scores and meal menus.

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Hey, no disparaging remarks about gray beards.
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Re: Sailing in HEAVY Wind and Rain

We have grinding goggle for the eyes, ski masks, and last but not least a snorkel mask with snorkel for when you're breathing water. There was so much wind a couple of weeks ago. There was the appearance of smoke on the water the wind was blowing the water so hard. Mel had her grinding goggles on that night.......i2f
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